Red Hat
Jul 12, 2016
by noreply@hawkular.org (Heiko W. Rupp)

HawkFX is an explorer for Hawkular. It is a pet project of mine and hosted on Github.

HawkFX main screen
Figure 1. Main screen with availability popup

What is it?

As the Hawkular-services distribution only contains the server and not UI on purpose, I had the need to explore the content of the inventory and metrics. Of course this is easily doable via curl commands, but ever so often I mistyped or did not correctly escape the forbidden characters in a URL. At around the same time I intensivated my work on the Hawkular Ruby client, so I started creating some tool in Ruby. I was looking first at some other Ruby UI toolkit, but that did not really please me. After a bit of investigation I came around JRubyFX, which is cool, as it combines Ruby with JavaFX.

Running

The explorer requires JRuby in version 9+ and Java8

If you are using rvm you can select JRuby9 via

rvm use jruby-9.0.5.0

There is no distribution yet. So you need to clone the git-repository and use it from source

git clone https://github.com/pilhuhn/hawkfx.git
cd hawkfx

install and use bundler to install the required gems:

gem install bundler
bundle install

then run

bundle exec jruby hawkfx.rb

More

In an earlier stage of HawkFX I wrote a blog post on it on my personal blog.

Again: this is a pet project of mine with no support.

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